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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Nov 21, 2002 3:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: other distrib methods and archive

A quick look at bitzi.com makes me think it would be unsuitable to have any etree archive crosslinks there. It wouldn't seem to be in line with the "noncommercial only" requirements of etree.org and most all artists listed here.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Nov 21, 2002 4:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: other distrib methods and archive

There are many commercial catalogs that list information about noncommercial works, Internet search engines for instance. So, I don't think you can restrict listings of etree works in a catalog like bitzi.

There is the question of whether etree or archive.org would want to actively list works in bitzi. One reason for doing so is you would get the most accurate information into the catalog in a timely fashion, which would be an asset to users that came across the works on a p2p network and wanted to identify it.

That's one thing I like about open source licenses, they allow commercial or noncommercial models for getting the information seen as widely as possible. Sometimes one model works better than the other, sometimes both work together better than either one could by itself.

All this said, I would prefer to see something like btizi that was not commercial.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Nov 21, 2002 9:09am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Re: other distrib methods and archive

FWIW, most bands traded through etree.org aren't really "open source"- maybe it's more of a "restricted license" (hehe, I'm not a computer person, to know the jargon). Typical example from policy of Grateful Dead, Radiators (who are archived here) and others: "No commercial gain may be sought by websites offering digital files of our music, whether through advertising, exploiting databases compiled from their traffic, or any other means."

This post was modified by hamilton on 2002-11-21 17:09:52